Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

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Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Mozambique

Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Polystachya gerrardii Harv.
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Status: Native
Some plants occur with yellow flowers and often also have slightly narrower leaves than white-flowered forms. These were formerly described as P. gerrardii but are now regarded as merely a colour form. In tropical East Africa pink and purple forms occur.
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Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa and South Africa. Also in Madagascar, Comoros, Mascarene Islands and Seychelles..
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 158 - 159. as Polystachya gerrardii (Includes a picture).

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 85. as Polystachya gerrardii

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form).
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181350, retrieved 25 September 2023

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